Global Patent Index - EP 0731339 B1

EP 0731339 B1 2002-11-13 - Integrated steering indicator

Title (en)

Integrated steering indicator

Title (de)

Integrierte Steuerungsanzeige

Title (fr)

Indicateur intégré de pilotage

Publication

EP 0731339 B1 (EN)

Application

EP 96103388 A

Priority

US 40243495 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0731339A2] A navigation and guidance system (200) which directs a user toward a desired destination. Position and steering information are integrated into a single display (200) to allow the user to immediately determine whether the correct course is being traveled, and to inform the user of any directional changes which may be necessary to be directed toward the desired destination waypoint (220). The user's position and course are determined by a navigation system and indicated on the display as a directional pointing icon, such as a line or arrow. The destination is displayed as a point. The user's Point of Closest Approach (PCA) (210) can then be calculated according to current position (218), course (216), and the position of the desired destination (220). As the user's course gets closer to the bearing (212) of the destination waypoint, the PCA indicator can correspondingly shift with the user's movements. By superimposing the PCA (210) over the destination waypoint, the user may precisely steer his or her craft to the desired destination.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

G01C 23/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G09B 29/00 (2006.01); G01C 21/00 (2006.01); G01C 21/22 (2006.01); G01C 23/00 (2006.01); G08G 1/0969 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

G01C 23/005 (2013.01)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE FR GB

EPO simple patent family

EP 0731339 A2 19960911; EP 0731339 A3 19970730; EP 0731339 B1 20021113; DE 69624738 D1 20021219; DE 69624738 T2 20030814; JP 3839863 B2 20061101; JP H08261786 A 19961011; US 5592382 A 19970107

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